Okonomi

Okonomi

Japanese Restaurant and Noodle House$$$$
East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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  • cynthia w.
    "The Japanese breakfast is a beautiful little exercise in simplicity."(30 Tips)
    Jess N.
    "Come back for the omakase and ramen!"(5 Tips)
    Jeremy W.
    "Absolutely fantastic and authentic Japanese fare."(5 Tips)
    Rubén G.
    "... Japanese breakfast. Set menu for $29 (no tipping) includes delicious..."(9 Tips)
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  • Rubén G.
    Rubén GarcíaSeptember 11, 2017
    Great Japanese breakfast. Set menu for $29 (no tipping) includes delicious miso soup, rice, choice of fish (roasted tuna belly was great) and a few tiny veggie sides, all very refined and tasty
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 18, 2017
    The crowd here is younger, where small groups and couples are mulling over bowls of uni miso mazemen in the evening and Japanese breakfast during the day.
  • Eater
    EaterNovember 7, 2014
    Okonomi does Williamsburg proud with waste-free Japanese lunch and exotic ramen dinner. The set menu always involves a bowl of rice and miso soup, the veggie accompaniments vary seasonally. Read more
  • Mara L.
    Mara LecocqDecember 13, 2014
    Really great quaint place that serves Japanese breakfast around lunch and ramen in the evening. Seats 12. The wait is unreal but it's worth it. Go there at 10 am or after 10 pm to avoid a 2-hr wait.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonJuly 24, 2017
    Japanese breakfast here is one of the most special food experiences you can have in this city. Tranquil atmosphere, spectacular food, and thoughtful service. Don't miss the tea shop, Kettl, upstairs.
  • Kino
    KinoNovember 11, 2014
    Japanese set breakfast here is delicious. The main is a grilled fish, depends on day, for under $20. I highly recommend the poached egg for an extra $1. Orion beer & sake available. Ramen dinner only.
  • Puu K.
    Puu KampolratanaOctober 18, 2014
    Went on Saturday and waited 45 mins. Got to try everything they have on the menu. $15 set menu (Trout or Blue fish) and $18 for Tuna set. We also got the poached egg, uni, and ikura. Exellent!
  • Stephanie Z.
    Stephanie ZhongMarch 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing! Fresh seafood ingredients and veggie produce. A healthy japanese breakfast packed with full flavors! They do not take rsvp... so grab a book and wait in the coffee shop around the corner!
  • Cynthia L.
    Cynthia LinJune 20, 2015
    fantastic service! 6 of us + baby got there 15 mins before they opened on Sat. at 9:45am and there were already people waiting outside. They only have 12 seats and still fit us in! Best tomago ever
  • Jess N.
    Jess NaldoOctober 5, 2014
    Beautifully prepared traditional japanese-inspired breakfast for only $12. Don't skip on the side of brown ride topped with fresh uni and an Onsen egg. Come back for the omakase and ramen! YUM!
  • Alex N.
    Alex NguyenJuly 29, 2016
    traditional Japanese breakfastfish option of the day, two veg, egg, multigrain rice, miso soup + optional onsen tamago. incredible food, lovely staff, and nice space. small portions, but worth it.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SpagnoloJanuary 16, 2015
    Perfect $15 set breakfast/lunch. Choose between the daily catch. I went with tile fish (mackerel was the other option). Ramen is on the menu for dinner but I bet this tiny spot gets jammed!
  • Hillel
    HillelApril 26, 2015
    Come for the fish. Lots of traditional Japanese flavors. Pre fixe breakfast under $20 - recommend skipping the egg/uni addition to the rice and using the money on the appetizer. Quick seating if solo.
  • Melissa Y.
    Melissa YuApril 30, 2017
    Come here for brunch. Service is intimate and on point. Their method of prep and plating is 👌🏼get the poached egg to put over your rice.
  • Luyba Z.
    Luyba ZeylikmanOctober 19, 2016
    The set is so simple and yet so beautiful. The staff take very special care to make your dish well balanced in both texture and taste. This is one of my all time favorites.
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    With only 12 seats, this spot fills up fast. Grab a coffee at the barber shop-slash-café next door while you wait, or, weekends, check to see if local tea importer Kettl is doing a pop-up upstairs. Read more
  • Jean T.
    Jean TranMay 7, 2016
    Amazing service. Super small and intimate space but very cozy and great vibes. Highly encourage you to listen to their suggestions regarding the dishes! Everything is amazing
  • Virginia N.
    Virginia NewmanOctober 26, 2016
    Breakfast set is perfectly balanced- light yet hearty, flavorful and delicious. Feels like a hole-in-the-wall you could stumble across in Shinjuku. Best breakfast in Williamsburg.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonJune 28, 2017
    breakfast is obviously the hit here but don't sleep on the mazemen! The bacon and egg dish is absolutely delicious. This place is incredibly cute and I felt very taken care of
  • Nick A.
    Nick AndlingerDecember 21, 2016
    Excellent 12 seat ramen spot. Get the sashimi platter no matter what it is. Really liked the clam lips and miso. Loved the bacon and egg mazemen.
  • Scott L.
    Scott LeeOctober 30, 2014
    the noodle choices are all awesome! ramen service is only available in the evenings. they also offer Japanese breakfast from 9AM-2PM everyday. Yuji's also super friendly if you get a chance to meet!
  • Joe D.
    Joe DOctober 17, 2015
    12 seats total. For dinner for 2, I'd recommend one ramen and one mazeman so you can try both the wet and dry noodles, respectively. Your belly will have room for something else. Like the daily sashim
  • Borys P.
    Borys PierovNovember 20, 2017
    A unique Japanese style full-course breakfast. A bit pricey if you compare to how much it costs in Japan but is pretty good. No tipping (as in Japan). $20 deposit to sign up into the line
  • Tommy C.
    Tommy ChenMarch 6, 2016
    This is how breakfast should be. Good health food with friendly service. Very limited seating but they will take down your number and call you when a table becomes available.
  • Dave S.
    Dave SurganMay 10, 2014
    Simple and serene. Every day there is one set meal for $9 in the traditional Japanese ichi ju san sai style, one soup and three sides with seasonal ingredients. Love it here.
  • Jeffrey
    JeffreyJuly 13, 2014
    Oatmeal and grapefruit is your idea of a healthy breakfast, ichiju sansai. 10-4 on weekends, is the set-price, seafood-centered Japanese breakfast most often encountered in posh hotels.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PyatetskyJuly 15, 2017
    Been meaning to check it out for a while. Ambiance particularly charming, seats ~10 people. No tips accepted. Food was very nice. Subtle. Quality. Excellent execution of concept.
  • Lane R.
    Lane RettigAugust 13, 2015
    Super friendly staff and a set menu so you only have to choose the fish. The oily, delicious blackfish was amazing.
  • Naphat K.
    Naphat KijsamrejJune 4, 2016
    Long wait but great food! Had the donburi with lightly marinated fish 🐟, slightly sweetened soy-y brown rice and refreshing shiso.
  • Luke
    LukeFebruary 23, 2015
    The lunch/brunch menu is a pre fixe Japanese breakfast, complete with barley tea, a rustic chunk of fish, rice, miso and an Instagram worthy array of seasonal sides.
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuFebruary 19, 2017
    Simplicity at its best. Tried the Spanish mackerel which was perfectly seasoned. Side dishes are all good. They didn't have the uni and poached egg when we came 😭
  • Danny N.
    Danny NathanSeptember 5, 2016
    Traditional Japanese bento meals. Awesome ramen. The menu/name changes based on time/day (bentos at lunch, ramen in evenings, tasting menu only weekends).
  • Tyler R.
    Tyler ReinhardMarch 26, 2016
    if you are reading reviews of okonomi trying to talk yourself out of a breakfast, are you crazy? just go. live a little. you'll expect more out of food afterwards.
  • Lauren A.
    Lauren AtkinsFebruary 4
    Puristic simplicity at its best- traditional japanese breakfast prepared with low waste cooking method. The food was tasty and embodied the thoughtfulness that went into the process.
  • Sarah
    SarahMay 13, 2015
    The daily shoyu is always so delicious and fresh. Stop in right when they open at 6pm for a quick seating. Place is tiny but atmosphere is perfect.
  • Eater
    EaterMay 22, 2017
    Dev and Chef Jeff film an episode of BFFs — their new Food TV show —here, where they eat bacon and egg mazemen on camera. [Episode 10] Read more
  • Sean H.
    Sean HowellOctober 19, 2017
    Japanese breakfast always feels energizing and powerful. This place is delicious. Set breakfast is 25-30. Today upgraded to collar.
  • Jeremy F.
    Jeremy FisherNovember 15, 2014
    Transforms into Yuji Ramen in the evenings. Great sashimi starter, ramen, and mazeman
  • Penn M.
    Penn MarchaelAugust 23, 2017
    Fantastic breakfast! Get there early to get a seat. Truly a special Japanese breakfast
  • Zachary Y.
    Zachary YostJanuary 19, 2016
    They were happy to make a vegetarian soup option during their breakfast set for me. Very happy.
  • Joseph E.
    Joseph EylesApril 19
    Everything about this place is perfect. Go for a first date, then set a date and go every other week
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel ChoeSeptember 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Yuji, who brought mazemen to New York, opened this outpost that serves savory brunch and his signature brothless ramen.
  • Linda C.
    Linda ChowJune 26, 2015
    One of my favorites in all of NYC! Great, fresh and healthy authentic Japanese food. Super cozy. Waiting time can be very long.
  • Rahul S.
    Rahul SeshanAugust 29, 2014
    Grab 6-8 people and do the 9 course ramen omakase. Have the whole place to yourself with excellent food, great service and good company.
  • Sujan H.
    Sujan HongApril 5, 2016
    Warning: if you're dining solo they'll make you wait for a seat at the bar even if the tables are free.
  • Zayed K.
    Zayed KhanMarch 22, 2015
    Long wait times. But a fairly unique brunch/breakfast experience for NY. Understated elegance of the plating is gorgeous, and makes the food that much more enticing.
  • Drew 5.
    Drew 5August 12, 2016
    everything's sushi in nyc. people who grew up with the real real variety of authentic Japanese food will appreciate this place
  • Burak B.
    Burak BekdemirNovember 14, 2017
    Spanish mackerel sashimi was amazing. Ramen is made with fish broth, which might be my new favorite broth.
  • Jade
    JadeApril 6, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Super authentic, clean Japanese cuisine. Come for breakfast or ramen on weekdays. Weekend evenings omakase only.
  • Tani Y.
    Tani YeeDecember 9, 2014
    Put your name in and wait at the blind barber coffee shop at the corner! They have beer there too
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